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Full text of "RCC Weekly"

Issue #61 




The RCC 




November 15, 2013 




Activities Around Campus 

Hairstyling/Haircuts for a Cause 

On Monday, 18 November (9AM-3PM), the Bible Club is 
sponsoring a fundraiser. Professional hairstylists and 
barbers will be on site to do hair at a discounted rate. All 
money raised will be donated to the RCC Bible Club. The 
event will be held in Room 211 at the Reggie. 

Men's haircuts from $8-$14 

Line upsfrom $5 - $10 

Women's hairstyles from $10-$25 

For more details, please contact Bible Club members Rhea Faustin at 
mfaustin@roxbury.edu or Carleen Njoku at CNjoku@roxbury.edu 

PTK Spirit Day & Bake Sale 

On Tuesday, 19 November, please stop by the bake sale on the first floor of 
the academic building. A variety of homemade goods and beverages will be 
available. For questions regarding Phi Theta Kappa, please contact the Phi 
Theta Kappa advisors: Professor Yvonne Anthony: yanthony@rcc.mass.edu or 
Professor Kimberly Stieglitz: kastieglitz@rcc.mass.edu 

SGA Thanksgiving Luncheon 

On Thursday, November 21, a Thanksgiving Luncheon will be held in the old 
cafeteria (4-200). The event will start at 1:30 and is sponsored by the Student 
Government Association and Office of Student Life. 



Senior Luncheon 

Once again RCC will be hosting the Reggie Lewis Center 
Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 22, 
2013 from ll:30am-2pm. 150 seniors are expected to 
attend for lunch and dancing. Organizers are looking for 
volunteers to help serve food, which will happen at noon. 



If you are interested in volunteering, please arrive at 
11:45am. As always, organizers thank you for your support and hope to see 
you next Friday. 




Cradles to 
Crayons 

LAST CALL: This is the final week to 
bring items for the ''Gear Up for 
Winter" Collection Drive to benefit 
Cradles to Crayons. The collection 
for children's clothing, footwear, 
and board books (books with thick 
rigid cardboard pages) will continue 
through Thursday. 

Most needed items are: 
Boys Tops 2T-18/20 
Girls Tops 24mos-3T 
Baby Board Books 
Sneakers up to Size 5 

Look for collection boxes around 
campus or leave them with Ms. 
Nancy Hernandez in Room 401 or 
Ms. Lise Hagen in Room 353. Thank 
you for supporting Professor 
Charlotte Belezos and the students 
from Introduction to Sociology in 
their collection drive! 




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ISSUE # 6 I 



The RCC WEEKLY 



Professional 
Development 

Avoiding Death by PowerPoint 

''Death by PowerPoint" is a term used to 
define a state of boredom and fatigue 
induced by information overload during slide 
presentations. This workshop explores 
proven guidelines for PowerPoint design 
supported by cognitive theory of multimedia 
learning. 

WHEN: Wednesday, 11/20, 3-4pm 
WHERE: 3-207Q 

Weekly Moodle Drop-in Sessions 

These informal drop-in sessions are open to 
any and all faculty at any level of Moodle 
experience. 

WHEN: Every Mon & Thu, 12-2pm 

WHERE: 3-207Q 

Drop-in Training Sessions 

These sessions are for anyone who wants to 
drop in to learn more about using the 
technology in our learner-centered 
classrooms. If you want to know the basics, 
learn some more advanced features, or just 
practice using the technology, come on by! 

WHEN: Wed, 12/4, 8-10am/12-2pm 

WHERE: 3-207Q 



Nursing Assistant Training 

RCC's Corporate & Community Education Department restarted its 
Nursing Assistant Training Program with support from the 
Massachusetts Community College Workforce Development 
Transformation Agenda (MACCWDTA), a federal grant funded by the 
Department of Labor (DOL). The 10-week training program is currently 
being offered at the reduced rate of $500 and includes nursing 
laboratory sessions, clinical work at off-site nursing facilities, assistance 
in job search as well as classroom supplies and materials. Requirements 
for the program include English proficiency, High School Diploma or 
GED, CORI check, Accuplacer and immunizations. 

The second cohort (pictured below) graduated on November 7th. 
Congratulations to Carl Williams (not pictured), Tanisha Brown, Xenaida 
Grullon, Nicole Hernandez, Annette Nassiwa, Larissa Patterson, Paola 
Rivera, Fanta Stafford, Beatrice Valescot, Tonya Wilkerson and Joelle 
Wisdom who are pictured above with Laurence Fils-Aime, and Marie 
Lunie Dalexis, Nursing Instructors. 




Conference Presentations 

Professor Stacey Olson has been selected as a presenter 
for the NSTA Boston National Conference on Science 
Education. The conference will be held at the Boston 
Convention and Exhibition Center on April 3-6, 2014. 

Dean Jenene Cook and Professor Barbara Savage were 
presenters at the recent Vision Project Conference, 
"Within Our Sites: Toward National Leadership/ 7 held in 
Marlboro last month. Dr. Savage was a member of a panel 
which discussed "Not Just a Numbers Game: Ensuring 
Success in Developmental Math." Dean Cook's workshop, 
"Ensuring Disruptive Technologies to Further Vision 
Project Goals/ 7 was an interactive, multi-campus 
showcase of how technology is being used to bolster 
Vision Project outcomes. 



Ruth Ronan and David Perkinson (pictured below) 
presented at a NERCOMP seminar, Online Faculty 
Development: Perspectives and Strategies, on November 
7th. In their presentation, Facilitated Learning-Lessons 
Learned, they discussed the content of the course, as well 
as hits and misses from the pilot program. 




Items for "The Weekly" 

If you have something of interest that you would like to share with the college community, 
please submit it to Jacqueline Lynch at ilynchl@rcc.mass.edu 



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